Posts in the "Family Activities and Traditions" category:

Twelve activities that will keep your school-age kids active and learning during the summer.

Operation Summer: How to Keep Active Kids Engaged

Last summer I googled, “What do eight-year-old boys like to do?” more than one time. My calm, easy-going child suddenly had boundless energy. Here are twelve activities that I have found keep my school-age kids active and learning during the summer.

Bucket list, shmucket list! www.powerofmoms.com

The Anti-Summer-Bucket-List Campaign

I am aiming this summer to stop my mom-overachievement tendencies and to see instead where a quieter journey takes us. I want to explore a new kind of summer bucket list this year. Or, I guess you could say an anti-list.

What are you going to do with your children all day, every day, for the next ten weeks? www.powerofmoms.com

Make Summer Learning Fun!

Although my children may have left traditional “reading, writing and arithmetic” behind them at the school door, there are plenty of ways to have fun and still engage their brains during the summer.

Our children will one day be full-fledged adults in the real world where self-respect, self-discipline, responsibility, wise decisions, and hard work are required. How do we help them get there? www.powerofmoms.com

Coming-of-Age Celebrations

Our children will one day be full-fledged adults in the real world where self-respect, self-discipline, responsibility, wise decisions, and hard work are required. What can we do now to help them become that way?

Do we put too much emphasis on fun in our families? www.powerofmoms.com

Why We Are Taking the Fun Out of Life

This year, we are turning over a new leaf in our home. We will no longer ask our kids if they had fun, because, frankly, we don’t care. We want them to reap more than fun from life. We want them to be fulfilled. We want them to be excellent.

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Holiday Giving Ideas – Episode 90

How do you handle holiday giving? How many gifts do you buy for others? How do you keep spending and stress under control? Join this fun conversation and share YOUR thoughts!

With journals, you just have to start where you are. www.powerofmoms.com

When the Writing Stopped

As I look through the pages of our Family Journal, I feel some grief over the lost time and the gaps between entries, but I have to put the lost months and time behind me and be okay with starting again, right where we are at.